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02/17/2019
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Best Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

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For the morning person, Santa Barbara has the perfect perk to start your day. The town is dotted with coffee shops like little jewels that ensure that you’re never too far away from having your caffeine fix. Read more to learn about the best coffee shops in Santa Barbara! Breakfast Culture Club This quaint boutique coffee shop in the heart of Santa Barbara serves Handlebar coffee. But as the name implies, there’s more for you here than just coffee. There’s art that infuses the air around you. Artists from around

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02/15/2019
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Upcoming Festivals to Attend in Santa Barbara

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As you start planning your unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation, you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed at all the amazing activities and events found in our mountain village. And as if the normal everyday adventures to be had weren’t enough, this guide to the upcoming festivals in the area is sure to extend the wow factor to the next degree. Fun, exciting, and delicious (we are renowned throughout the nation for our fantastic food festivals), every moment of every day spent here will be filled to the brim when

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02/8/2019
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3 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in Santa Barbara

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In Santa Barbara, you will find a place that is always a pleasure to visit regardless of the time of year, but you will find an especially awesome experience over Valentine’s Day. Not only is a beautiful place with the perfect weather, but it offers so many unique ways to find memorable experiences with the one that you love. The following are just three of seemingly endless reasons to spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in Santa Barbara. Enjoy the Wine The community here takes their wine very seriously, and there are

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02/5/2019
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Best Santa Barbara Restaurants for Winter Comfort Food

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As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, people all over the world tend to start experiencing certain food cravings—meals like mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes, grandma’s fried chicken, or even that hearty chili we found that recipe for online. And even though Santa Barbara doesn’t experience the bone-chilling cold of your hometown, we do have our fair share of lovely rainy days in the later winter months, days that are perfect for enjoying the meals that bring us comfort as they fill our stomachs. Here are some of

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01/25/2019
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Santa Barbara Winter Activities to Try This Season

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Winter in Santa Barbara is probably a little (a lot!) different than it is in your own home town; it’s actually a season we look forward to every year! Offering sunny days, happy people, and cooler temperatures (but not too cold!) our winters are the perfect time to spend outdoors and we do so as often as we can; no cocooning here! And if you’re thinking about taking a winter vacation to some new an exotic place, Santa Barbara should be at the top of your list. To make absolutely

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01/21/2019
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Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara in the Winter

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As the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder in your hometown, your dread of the winter season becomes more and more apparent to your family and friends.We get it; it’s hard to keep a smile on your face when shoveling snow, scraping ice off windshields, or waking up to the 75th gray and gloomy day of the season ,and we think we have the solution to your problems. Your winter break is right around the corner, why not spend it in paradise? Here’s a list of other reasons

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01/14/2019
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A Party Lover’s Guide to Nightlife in Santa Barbara

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Do the opening notes of your favorite song start your feet moving in time with the beat? Does a room filled with people chatting, laughing, and dancing spark a sense of belonging deep in your heart? And does the sound of glasses clinking and corks popping bring a sparkle to your eyes? Yes, we guessed it; you, my friend, are a party lover, in search of the never-ending celebration. During your Santa Barbara sojourn, we have just the spots for you! This guide to night life in Santa Barbara is

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12/27/2018
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Top Reasons To Spend 2019 New Year’s In Santa Barbara

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As time goes by, we may find ourselves losing interest in the things that have always excited us before; repetition leads to boredom and although, for example, you’ve truly enjoyed your New Year’s festivities in your hometown, there’s only so many times you can go to the same places, see the same people, and make the same toasts before you start to wonder if there are more ways to celebrate your favorite holiday. And to that, we say you better believe there is; especially when you travel to beautiful Santa

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12/12/2018
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The Most Beautiful Santa Barbara Parks

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There are so many things to love about Santa Barbara, but getting outside should be the first on everyone’s list! Between the beautiful weather and incredible scenery, time in this town is best spent enjoying it. The community is well aware of the blessings of this location and has created countless amazing parks to celebrate it. The following are the most beautiful Santa Barbara parks. Arroyo Burro Beach County Park This is the place to be in Santa Barbara, as it offers sandy beaches, grassy fields, and towering bluffs with

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12/3/2018
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Fun Winter Activities in Santa Barbara to Enjoy Outdoors

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With temperatures hovering in the upper 60s throughout winter, the town of Santa Barbara is a great location for enjoying the beautiful California coastline and all of the winter activities in Santa Barbara! Celebrate the Holidays With twinkling holiday lights strung between Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings, Santa Barbara becomes even more charming in winter. Enjoy the town’s lights with a ride aboard the delightful open-air trolley. With darkness blanketing the town and a chill in the air, sipping hot cider and singing carols aboard the trolley is a quintessential holiday

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